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My husband is a runner and works out in one form or another almost every day. After his workout he often enjoys a fruit smoothie with a scoop of peanut butter or protein powder or if he is feeling really crazy sometimes both.  I’m a fan of adding peanut butter powder to my morning oatmeal along with various nuts and dried fruit – many of which come in plastic tubs with screw on lids. Which means we end up with a lot of fairly large empty, food safe containers. Sometimes I recycled them but more often than not I reuse those empty plastic containers and my house has never been more organized – for free! Save this list of ideas and hacks to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friends!   25 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Plastic Containers

DIY Self Watering Planter Box

While my in laws are ardent and fantastic gardeners, my husband and I are not. Sure, we like having fresh basil and such growing just steps from our kitchen, but living in a condo, most of our vegetable gardening is done in containers on the patio.

And let me tell you, container gardens are needy. They need almost daily watering unlike a traditional in the ground vegetable garden. Which is sometimes is hard to do with all of our other summer activities happening all at once.

That's when I found a better - and lazier way - to make  my container garden water itself.






Self watering planters can be expensive, especially when you want to grow large vegetables like peppers or tomatoes. I build a self watering planter out of a plastic storage tub several years ago. The Mark 1 gave us bountiful harvests for years until the tub cracked and split during the winter.

I decided to make the self watering planter Mark 2 a little prettier and sturdier to withstand the outdoor elements. Pop on over to my DIY blog Condo Blues to read the tutorial:

How to Make a Self Watering Planter Box


Your plants will be glad you did!


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